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Banff Canadian Rockies

There’s a reason everybody’s heard of Banff. The mountain town's got a lot to love: historic charm, super beautiful natural surroundings, and all the amenities you could ask for. Hit the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue and try gravy-smothered poutine while wearing your new favourite moose T-shirt. Then, after a day of ice-walking, skiing or sightseeing in the Rockies, visit a brewpub or distillery for a drink and a bison burger. You've earned it. ● Must-See: That castle across the river? That’s the historic Fairmont Banff Springs. Explore the hotel's history and hauntings before treating yourself at the amazing thermal spa. ● Rise Up: Ride the Banff Gondola for an unbeatable mountaintop view. 
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Mt Norquay Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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Feel on top the world. Exhilarate your senses. From Mt Norquay's Via Ferrata you will experience views of Banff rarely seen. A climbing experience along four breathtaking routes on the cliffs above Mt Norquay. Climb ladders, cross suspension bridges, and marvel at the grandeur of the mountain vistas that surround you. Each of the tours starts at 7,000 feet above sea level at the top of Norquay's sightseeing chairlift. After your tour, unwind at the the Cliff house Bistro with a beverage and appetizers – also included in the 6 hour tour. The views are wild, and tours are led by a highly experienced, ACMG-certified guide, you wear a harness that is always attached to the mountain’s steel cable pathway, securing you to the rock at all times.So leave your worries behind, live in the moment and get set to explore! Norquay’s Via Ferrata is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a taste of the alpine, as well as folks who already have alpine experience. No climbing knowledge is needed – just a basic level of physical fitness, and a big sense of adventure!

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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Experience nature, culture and history just minutes from Banff Avenue. Impressive rundlestone architecture, bubbling mineral waters, and a small cave that gave rise to a huge idea, the birthplace of Canada’s national parks. All new interactive programs, exhibits, and a giant four-screen high definition visual experience lead you on a journey across the country, including to your favorite national park, historic site or marine protected area. Open year 'round.

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Mt Norquay, Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Banff, Alberta
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Welcome to the best seat in Banff National Park – and possibly the whole of Canada. More than just a chairlift ride, Norquay's famous Sightseeing Chairlift is a gateway to an unforgettable, 10 minute open-air journey into the sky. Discover legendary, panoramic views above the clouds. Wilderness teaming with life and natural splendour. Endless, postcard-perfect scenery stretching across the horizon. Soar to nearly 7,000ft elevation, accessing the historic Cliffhouse Bistro and get ready to be “wowed”.Sitting at an elevation of 6900 ft., and accessed by riding the Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift, the Cliffhouse Bistro has been a social meeting spot since it opened in the 1950s – bringing the high to High Tea in Banff. Zip up your coziest layers and visit Norquay for a memorable day of sightseeing, dining and exploring. Here you’ll discover cozy mountain meals, endless photo opportunities, and top-of-the-world views that need to be seen to be believed.

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Glaciers, Lakes and Peaks of Lake Louise

Discover the majestic mountain views and turquoise lakes of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with an active discovery tour of Banff National Park. Enjoy short guided hikes showcasing the best of the Canadian Rockies, a gondola ride to access breathtaking views, and a hot lunch.

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Kids Go Free at the Banff Gondola

Visit the Banff Gondola before 10 AM for a free child admission! Package includes admission, cookies and a field journal for each family. One child admitted free with each regular-priced adult. Additional children are $32 each and must be purchased at the Banff Gondola.

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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Experience glittering frozen falls on a half-day Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours, including a professional guide, transport, ice cleats, hot chocolate and cookies. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance. This tour is recognised as a Canadian Signature Experience.

Expires: 2019-04-15
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White Mountain Adventures - Winter Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Get the most out of your Canadian Rockies experience by accompanying our professional interpretive guides as they lead you through marvelous backdrops of snow covered mountain peaks and waterfalls frozen in mid stream. Or opt to explore snow-covered forests and along the shorelines of frozen lakes surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges by snowshoe, the easiest way to experience the magic of winter.

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Hydra River Guides

Banff, Alberta
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Hydra River Guides has been introducing guests to the thrills of whitewater rafting for over 30 years. The Kicking Horse River boasts big waves, continuous rapids and a guaranteed good time. With four rafting trips on offer, ranging from our mild, family-friendly trip to our popular Kicking Horse Classic and the Ultimate, which includes the upper and lower canyons, Hydra River Guides has a trip to suit all abilities and budgets. 150,000 rafters can't be wrong. Are you ready to join us?

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Highlight Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Take an adventure tour that highlights the unique cultural and natural charm of Alberta’s best kept secrets. Handcrafted tours are a selection of hard-to-find things in the spectacular backcountry foothills of Alberta. Tours are run in small, personal groups, so no need to fight crowds for great photos. Oh, and all the little things like tax, meals, snacks and admission are included to make it nice and easy. Walk in a wolf dog sanctuary, lunch in an early 20th century saloon set within a living historic village, taste a selection of honey mead, take a wagon ride through the woods in search of wild horses while visiting a wild horse sanctuary, and roam the backroads in search of wildlife.

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Jesse Cook

Banff, Alberta
2018-08-18 to 2018-08-18 MST

Come to the Banff Center to witness this rapidly rising smooth jazz guitarist as he brings his signature musical flair to the sun soaked Shaw Amphitheatre. Jesse Cook - Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer - incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. He has recorded on the EMI, E1 Music and Narada labels and has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide.

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The Sheepdogs

Banff, Alberta
2018-08-04 to 2018-08-04 MST

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Join them at the Banff Center for some “Pure, simple, good-time music,”. The triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance The Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic. An event you cannot afford to miss!

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Canadian Roots Celebration featuring Barney Bentall, Deep Dark Wood & More!

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-30 to 2018-06-30 MST

Join The Deep Dark Woods, Barney Bentall, Good For Grapes, Elk Run & Riot, and more for an afternoon of Canadian Roots Music in the Banff Centers outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre .Bring the whole family and celebrate our incredible Canadian Roots Music Scene on the Canada Day Long Weekend!

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